UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia, Tapan Mishra

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Mr. Tapan Mishra has taken over his role as the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UN RC) for Mongolia in September 2019. As UN RC, the highest-ranking representative of the United Nations Development System in Mongolia, he has been designated by the UN Secretary General to lead the UN Country Team in coordinating operational activities for development in the country.  Before this post in Mongolia, Mr. Mishra served as UN RC in DPR Korea from 2015 to 2019.

Mr. Tapan Mishra first joined the UN system in 2003 as the UNDP Learning Advisor and Deputy Chief of the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) in the Office of Human Resources, Bureau of Management where he moved up to become the Director and Chief of LRC from 2007 to 2013. Thereafter, he served on numerous assignments as Senior Advisor at the Business Solutions Exchange, supporting Country Offices as well as Offices in Headquarters including the Human Development Report Office, and the Bureau of Policy and Programme Support till 2015 when he was appointed as UN RC.

Prior to joining the UN, Mr. Mishra worked in India both in private and public sector organizations. He started his career in 1984 as a human resource professional in Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd (erstwhile Burma Shell Co), where he was the Head of Industrial Relations of the Northern Region in India. He then became the All India Training Manager in Mumbai and finally an Internal Coach for Organizational Learning and Change Management. He also served at Infosys Leadership Institute as a Faculty Member and at Grow Talent Co. Ltd in Gurgaon as Vice President (Consulting).

A Management Postgraduate from XLRI, Jamshedpur, a premier Business School in India, Mr. Mishra has also been active in academia through teaching HR Management at leading institutions in India, like NMIMS in Mumbai and at Columbia University, School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in the United States.

United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (UN RCO)

The Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO) in Mongolia supports the roles and demands to coordinate the work of the UN system at the country level. UNCT members actively support the RCO  as it ensures the implemntation of UNDAF results framework. RCO provides the technical support in analysis, planning, tracking and reporting processes, information management and communication and advocacy to achieve the agreed UNCT results.

The RC Office supports following core coordination functions performed by RC and UNCT

1. Strategic analysis and planning

2. Oversight of the UN country programming cycle

3. Representation and support of UN Secretariat and UN agencies/NRAs

4. Support to national coordination systems and processes

5. Development and management of shared operational support services

6. Crisis management and preparedness response

7. External communication and advocacy

8. Human rights and development

9. Joint resource mobilization and fund management

10. General UNCT oversight and management